Michael Slager

Ex-officer appeals 20-year sentence for killing Black man

By Jeffrey Collins

A white former police officer serving 20 years in prison for killing an unarmed Black man in South Carolina who ran from a traffic stop said his lawyer never told him about a plea offer from prosecutors that could have cut years off his sentence. Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager is requesting a new sentence in federal court this week, saying he would have taken the deal and that his lawyer was grossly incompetent for not telling him about it.

Federal Prosecutors Pushing for Life Sentence in Michael Slager Case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Federal prosecutors pushing for former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager to be sentenced to life in prison for killing an unarmed motorist, are being “unreasonable,” according to filings by Slager’s defense team ahead of his federal sentencing. In court records filed last week, Slager’s attorneys argued that their client committed voluntary manslaughter in the killing…

Michael Slager Trial-Attorneys want to Limit what Prosecutors can Tell Jurors

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ Attorneys for the former South Carolina police officer facing a federal civil rights trial in a motorist’s shooting death are seeking to limit what prosecutors can tell jurors. Court documents filed Wednesday show attorneys for Michael Slager want a judge to limit prosecutors’ ability to bring up any anguish suffered by the family of Walter Scott…

Slager Attorneys Want Murder Charge Dropped

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Attorneys for a former South Carolina police officer whose case ended in a mistrial last year want murder charges against him dismissed. In a motion filed Thursday, attorneys for Michael Slager argue that prosecuting him a second time on murder charges would violate his constitutional rights. Categories: Local News, News Tags: Michael Slager

Michael Slager Trial Update

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A defense witness says that video shows former South Carolina patrolman Michael Slager struggling on the ground with Walter Scott before Slager shot the black motorist as he ran away. Forensics video analyst Grant Fredericks testified that he enhanced cellphone video taken by a passerby when Slager shot Scott five times in the back following an…

Watch: Slager Trial Rescheduled for August 30

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)— It’s back to court for a former police officer accused of shooting a man, as he ran from a traffic stop. A judge has delayed the case for Michael Slager until August 30. Slager is accused of fatally shooting Walter Scott in North Charleston. Categories: Local News, News Tags: Michael Slager, slager

Michael Slager in Court -Former Officer Accused of Walter Scott Shooting

CHARLESTON, SC (WOLO)– A white former police officer charged in the shooting death of a black motorist is returning to a federal courtroom in South Carolina. Attorneys discussed the process to declare former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager indigent, thus making him eligible for state-funded legal assistance during a Dec. 23, 2015 hearing. His attorneys want help paying for…

Feds to Review Police Agency at Center of Walter Scott Case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The North Charleston police department will become the latest law enforcement agency to undergo an official review by the U.S. Justice Department, a year after the fatal shooting of unarmed black motorist Walter Scott. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said that he and other Justice Department officials would announce details of the comprehensive review during a news…